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N30 Protestors Warn Of New UK Terrorist Bill

From - November 30 International Day of Action - - the email list behind the November 30th anti-capitalist protests in Seattle and London.

For those of you who missed the good news in The Big Issue this week, herewith a quick summary of the highlights...


Clause 1 - creates new terrorists (redefines terrorism to include the 'threat' of 'serious violence' against 'property'.)

Clause 3 - ban the dissenters (outlaws organisations the government doesn't like. The paper hinted that the 'scope is very wide'.)

Clause 11 - gag the sympathisers (five years in jail if you speak at a meeting where there is a member of an outlawed organisation.)

Clause 18 - silence the press (five years in jail if you fail to report information which may lead to a terrorist act.)

Clause 42 - harrass the masses (new stop and search powers. It is an offence if you are in possession of, or associated with, an article that the authorities believe is connected with terrorism - a pair of scissors was mentioned in the standing committee).

Clause 54 - jail 'leaders' for life (are you the contact for anti-GM actions? That carries a LIFE SENTENCE).

Clauses 57-59 - ban solidarity (the so-called 'Mandela' clauses. If you think you can support freedom fighters, think again. That's incitement).


Of course there are! Anyone holding office under the Crown is excluded - ie government ministers (not those politicians trying to seek election but ONLY those already in the ministry!!!)


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